Star Herald Editorial

We're proud of our schools and proud of our voters

We’re proud of our schools and proud of our voters

Luverne School District residents will vote Tuesday on a school referendum that asks two questions.

The ballot questions ask voters to support a $16 million addition and renovation of the school facilities.

The second question asks for approval for a $7 million performing arts center to be constructed on the school campus.

The Star Herald has long supported local schools and funding for education, but we’ve also been strong advocates for the democratic process and included all voices.

School building projects are expensive and not everyone agrees with tax-supported building projects.

And for this reason, bond referendums have a long history of dividing communities of individuals from different camps.

But we can say with confidence that won’t happen here.

In the Luverne School District, there will be ballots cast from each side of the coin, but we’re grateful for the civil process and for the open exchange of information.

We’ve heard opinions from both sides, but the discourse has been respectful and all voices were given opportunity to be heard.

Regardless of the outcome Tuesday, this is a process we can all be proud of.

The polling location for all of the school precincts is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the middle-high school gymnasium.

Absentee voting is currently open during weekdays through Monday at the Rock County Courthouse Auditor’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information about the building project and potential property tax increase is available at the school’s website





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